Michigan House of Representatives

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124 North Capitol Avenue
Lansing, MI 48933

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House of Representatives
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514
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Legal Counsel

Office: Office of Legal Counsel

Caucus: Democratic

Description: The Michigan House Democratic Caucus is seeking a Minority Legal Counselor.  This person will advise members of the House Democratic Caucus leadership and membership regarding legal, ethical, and procedural matters.  The Legal Counsel will provide day-to-day oversight of House proceedings, knowledge of House rules and parliamentary procedures, advise on personnel matters including hiring and firing, and be a resource on election law matters.  The ideal candidate is a person with strong communication and leadership skills and the ability to participate in a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Additional Responsibilities: The Minority Legal Counsel must have familiarity with House rules, policies, and guidelines as well as parliamentary procedure, employment laws, and Article IV of the Michigan Constitution. They will work with the Policy Director and policy team to monitor and analyze active legislation from a legal perspective as needed, as well as stay educated on legal developments and jurisprudence relevant to the State Legislature.

Salary Range: $119,000 - $133,000

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of and experience in the legislative process required. Knowledge of and experience in employment law, criminal law, election law, campaign finance law administrative law, and Article IV of the Michigan Constitution preferred.  The position also requires the highest degree of confidentiality. To qualify for the position of Legal Counsel, a Juris Doctor from an accredited law school and an active member in good standing of the State Bar of Michigan. The individual must possess strong legal, writing, analysis, and oral presentation skills, as well as the temperament and personality to function effectively in a fast-paced, political environment. Strong preference will be given to individuals with client, litigation and/or state government experience.

Deadline: Until Filled

Contact Information: Please send resume and cover letter to:

Michigan House of Representatives
Human Resources
P.O. Box 30014
Lansing, MI 48909-7514

Or via email to: HumanResources@house.mi.gov

The Michigan House of Representatives accepts resumes for employment only for current position vacancies. Information regarding current position vacancies at the Michigan House of Representatives can also be accessed online at www.house.mi.gov. The position is a non-civil service appointment to state government. All employees of the Michigan House of Representatives are considered "at will".

The Michigan House of Representatives is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Michigan law prohibits discrimination based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record, disability and other categories protected by law. If an accommodation is needed during the application process, please contact the House Human Resources Office at (517) 373-3069. An individual needing accommodations must notify the employer in writing, within 182 days after the need is known. Persons denied equal opportunity based on these conditions may file a complaint with the Michigan Civil Rights Commission.

E-mail: Human Resources